Updating the Dictionary Is Not the End of the World

It’s that time of year. New words have been added to OxfordDictionaries.com, and the internet has lost its collective shit, again. Is this the downfall of society as we know it? Of course not. Updating the dictionary is a good thing, and here’s why we should be happy about the changes. Read More Updating the Dictionary Is Not the End of the World

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

All the news that Ladyblogland found interesting this past week.

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Friday News Bites: Money For Nothing

As of Wednesday evening, the U.S. government shutdown ended and almost nothing was accomplished. This sigh-worthy story and more, after the jump.

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The Etymology of Slurs

When someone’s in a hurry to get somewhere and they spill their breakfast on their favorite work shirt or they accidentally lock themselves out of their apartment or their car has a flat, you know what that is? Frustrating. Anger-inducing. Just generally unfortunate. But never “retarded.” Read More The Etymology of Slurs